Monday, December 19, 2011

25 Days of Jubilation Giveaway! YA Litwit's Top 25 Books of 2011


25 Days of Jubilation is a fabulous giveaway hop hosted by Cyndi (Dog-Eared & Bookmarked), Jacinda (The Reading Housewives), and Yani (The Secret Life of an Avid Reader), in celebration of the holiday season.  In the spirit of giving, each day from December 1st through the 25th, a different blogger will do a giveaway post.  Lucky for you, I share my day with Sarah at Workaday Reads, so ya'll get two for the price of one!  I encourage you to first visit the hostess' giveaway, because it's awesome, and then check out ALL the giveaways (which I will post at the end, so you have to read mine first!).  Here's to a wonderful Holiday Season to everyone!  GOOD LUCK!

For my feature, I am going to list my Top 25 YA Books of 2011.  Back in September I shared my top 10 for the year (so far), but here we are three months later, and that list has changed some.  Also, I've realized that 10 books is not nearly enough to recognize all of the greatness the publishing world has given us this year.  Each book on this list has received a 5 or 5+ star rating from me.  So far, I have read 187 books this year, and of them, 88 were published in 2011.  These are the best of those 88...

Because I have to post this before all the YA books for 2011 have been released, I am going to give up my Top 25 from December 1st, 2010 through November 30th, 2011.  Then, I'm going to choose THREE lucky entrants to win a book of THEIR CHOICE off of the list!  So, without further ado...

YA Litwit's Top 25 YA Books of 2011
**December 1st, 2010-November 30th, 2011**

1.  Shine by Lauren Myracle~ This book has held steady at number one since I read it back in April.  I loved it.  I have expressed my love on numerous occasions, and I truly believe that everyone needs to read this book.  It is beautiful, gritty, raw, and uplifting.  It will stay with me forever.  Published May 1st, 2011 by Amulet.  Read my review HERE.

2.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray~ I'm a Libba fangirl for sure, and this is my favorite yet.  Funny, snarky, witty, and full of great, non-preachy social commentary.  I laughed so hard, I peed a little many, many times while reading this book.  If you are looking for knock-your-socks off writing that will make you laugh, read this!  Published May 27th, 2011 by Scholastic.  Read my review HERE.

3.  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin~ This was a VERY recent read for me and though I was sad to see it knock someone off my Top 10 list, I had to do it.  This book was great.  I felt like it was perfect in every way.  You would never guess that it's Michelle Hodkin's first book.  I can't wait for book #2!  Published September 27th, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.  Read my review HERE.

4.  Hourglass by Myra McEntire~ Another debut author who you would guess to be a seasoned pro if you didn't know better.  Such a great, original story, with just enough romance that it doesn't overpower.  I loved ever minute reading this, and can't wait for Timepiece to come out!  Published June 14th, 2011 by EgmontUSA.  Read my review HERE.

5.  Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake~ Yet another debut author!  This is really the year of The Elevensies!  I was drawn to this, as I am a good number of books I read, by the cover.  I was blown away by the story though!  This book was amazing (hence the #5 spot).  If you like a super-scary ghost story from the POV of a dark, sexy guy, this book is for you!  Can't wait for Girl of Nightmares, its sequel!  Published August 30th, 2011 by Tor Teen.  Read my review HERE.

6.  Perfect by Ellen Hopkins~ I'm an Ellen fangirl.  I love/hate every one of her books.  She writes beautifully about ugly things.  I think EVERY parent of a tween or teen needs to read ALL of her books, but especially this one.  Then they need to pass the books to their kids.  Perfect made me want to be a better parent and made me actually wake my oldest daughter (age 10) up at 2am to hug her.  Published September 13th, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry.  Read my review HERE.

7.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern~ While not technically a YA novel, this book has gotten enough attention on the YA blogs, that I think it deserves this spot.  Gorgeous in ways that I can't describe.  This is a book that has to experienced and savored.  I have no doubt that it will be read for generations.  Published September 13th, 2011 by Doubleday.  Read my review HERE.

8.  Wither by Lauren DeStefano~ I probably would have never picked this book up if not for the gorgeous cover, but I did, and WOW!  I was kind of over Dystopias because of the the influx of crap on the heels of The Hunger Games, and this book renewed my faith in the genre.  The cover, as gorgeous as it is, doesn't do what's inside justice!  Fever, its sequel, is out in just a couple of months, and I can't wait!  Published March 22nd, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.  Read my review HERE.

9.  Ashfall by Mike Mullin~ Simply amazing.  This didn't make my 1st list because I was still reading it, but I knew that it was going to end up bumping someone off.  Expertly researched, with amazing descriptions, I felt like I was there.  The two main characters became so real to me that I swear, I may hunt Mike Mullin down and hurt him if he kills either of them off in the sequel, Ashen Winter!  Published October 11th, 2011 by Tanglewood Press.  Read my review HERE.

10. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan~ I have been in love with Carrie Ryan's writing since picking up The Forest of Hands and Teeth two years ago.  As the series progressed, the books just kept getting better.  This one was definitely the best.  I will surely read all three, and this one in particular, many times over.  Carrie Ryan's writing is so beautiful; it pulls on my heart like few others can do.  Published March 22nd, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.  Read my review HERE.

11.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins~ This is one of those December 2010 releases.  I didn't give this book a chance until August of 2011 because I hated the cover.  I know what they say, but I do.  I can't help it.  I'm a cover whore.  I was totally wrong in this case.  Stephanie Perkins manages to take one of my least favorite genres, Contemporary Romance, and make me LOVE it!  I haven't met a single person who has a negative thing to say about this book!  Published December 2nd, 2010 by Dutton.  

12.  Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer~ I didn't read this books predecessor, Nightshade, until this year because I thought it was going to be another sucky werewolf rip-off.  When I finally did, I loved it (review HERE).  When this book came out a few months later, I was all over it.  No sophomore slump here!  Even better than the 1st.  I can't wait for Bloodrose!  Published July 26th, 2011 by Philomel.  Read my review HERE.

13.  Where She Went by Gayle Foreman~ This was one of my most anticipated sequels of 2011.  I absolutely LOVED If I Stay.  I think I used an entire box of tissues as I read it in one sitting.  I read this one in one sitting as well, and probably used an equal  number of tissues.  I was so happy with what Gayle did with this story.  I laughed, I cried, and best of all, I got the closure I needed after If I Stay.  Published April 5th, 2011 by Dutton Juvenile.  Read my review HERE.

14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis~ A YA book not entirely based on romance?  And it's Sci-Fi?  Thank you, Beth Revis!  This story was original and fabulous and I just loved it.  I both read the book and listened to the audio.  While the book is great, the audio brings it to life.  Do yourself a favor and give it a listen!  A Million Suns is out in just a few weeks and I am ridiculously excited.  It's going to be like Christmas all over again!  Published   January 11th, 2011 by Razorbill.  Read my review HERE.

15.  Divergent by Veronica Roth~ This book got a lot of advance buzz and while excited, I was wary because I didn't want to be disappointed.  Thankfully, I wasn't.  I buddy-read this with my daughter, and we both agreed that it belonged on this list.  She said it should be #1 (and Lauren Myracle is her favorite author EVER!), but since it's my list...  Amazing until the very last sentence!  So original and heart-stopping.  We're both anxiously awaiting the sequel, Insurgent!  Published May 3rd, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books.  Read my review HERE.

16.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley~ I hadn't finished this book when I started compiling this list, and when I did, I had to go back and change things.  (John Corey Whaley really should apologize to Gabrielle Zevin for knocking her off my list...)  This book was amazing!  It was so wonderfully written.  I'm not much of crier, but this book did me in a time of two.  Published May 3rd, 2011 by Atheneum.  Read my review HERE.

17.  Crossed by Ally Condie~ I loved Matched, but I loved Crossed even more.  I actually put down my other books so that I could read this, and that is something I never do.   It did not disappoint, and now I have a whole year to wonder about book #3.  If the improvement this book made on the first book can replicated, we are in for a huge treat!  Published November 1st, 2011 by Dutton Juvenile.  Read my review HERE.

18.  Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins~ The only author to make the list twice!  I have a feeling that if Stephanie had written 25 books this year, this would be a pretty boring list...  Lola was so awesome.  It was just a perfect story.  Stephanie has now proven that she is the Contemporary Romance queen!  Next time I am at an event where she is speaking, I'm bringing her a crown!  Published September 29th, 2011 by Dutton Juvenile.  Read my review HERE.

19.  Everfound by Neal Shusterman~ This may have been my most anticipated book of 2011.  Neal Shusterman is my favorite YA author and I know I can count on him every time for an amazing read.  This is the 3rd, and final book in his Skinjackers Trilogy and it is by far the best.  While I'm sad to see this series end, at least I have the sequel to Unwind to look forward to in 2012.  It's called Unwholly, and I cannot wait.  I'm sure you'll see it on this list next year!  Published May 3rd, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.  Read my review HERE.

20.  The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson~ This was such a departure from the other books I've read by Maureen Johnson.  I've always liked her books, but this one, I loved.  It grabbed me and I could not put it down.  It was rich with history, but it was so much more.  I'm sure this book will make a lot of "Best Of" lists this year!  Published September 29th, 2011 by Putnam Juvenile.  Read my review HERE.

21.  The Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan~ One of the most underrated books of the year.  Most definitely one of the most underrated debuts...  This book was great!  When I read the synopsis, I was worried that it would be an Across the Universe rip-off; I had no need for worry.  It was an entirely different idea, but equally good.  I will definitely re-read this book at some point!  Published August 9th, 2011 by Candlewick.  Read my review HERE.

22.  City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare~ I love Cassie Clare's books, and this was by far, my favorite of the Mortal Instruments series.  I got this book on its "birthday" and read it right away.  I'm still not sure I loved the end, but it was definitely perfectly timed to have me at the door of the bookstore on May 8th when City of Lost Souls comes out.  Published April 5th, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry.  Read my review HERE.

23.  How To Save a Life by Sara Zarr~ I didn't expect to love this as much as I did, but it was a beautiful story, and I understand why it has gotten so much attention from awards panels   As with John Corey Whaley's book, Where Things Come Back (#16), I hadn't finished this when I started compiling my list, so Sara Zarr also owes an apology to someone.  (Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter is now a runner-up.)  Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 18th, 2011.  Read my review HERE.

24.  The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann~ This book is technically a MG novel, but I think it deserves a spot on this list because it would appeal to YA readers as much, if not more than its target demographic.  It isn't like any of Lisa's other books, but it is so engaging nonetheless.  If you are a Harry Potter fan, this book is a must-read; it's not at all like HP, but has the same spirit.  Published August 30th, 2011 by Aladdin.  Read my review HERE.

25.  Red Glove by Holly Black~ Holly Black is one of my favorite authors.  I've never read a single book of hers that I didn't like.  Her Curse Workers series is shaping up to be a new favorite.  This book, the second in the series, was awesome!  I listened to the audio, and Jesse Eisenberg brings it to life.  Do yourself a favor and give this a listen!  Published April 5th, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry.  Read my review HERE.

This list was not easy to make, so I would be remiss if I did not mention the runners-up, as well as those I think WOULD HAVE made the list if only I had had the time to read them...

Runners-up (click the title for my review):  Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter, All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin, Sweetly by Jackson Pearce, Envy by Gregg Olsen, Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs, Bumped by Megan McCafferty, Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky, Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, Hereafter by Tara Hudson, and Abandon by Meg Cabot.

Books I Think Would Have Made the List:  The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff, Legend by Marie Lu, and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.




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After you've entered my awesome giveaway, don't forget to visit the other great giveaways on this hop!  Have a very Merry, Happy Holiday Season and New Year!

Thursday, December 1st:
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Friday, December 2nd:
Molly at 
Surrounded By Words

Saturday, December 3rd:
Meridith at 
Mint Tea and A Good Book

Sunday, December 4th:
Sandie at 
Teen Lit Rocks

Monday, December 5th:
Shannon at 
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Wednesday, December 7th:
Christi at 
Christi the Teen Librarian

Thursday, December 8th:
Jen at 
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Friday, December 9th:
Sara O. at 
The Librarian Reads

Saturday, December 10th:
Ginger at 
GReads!

Sunday, December 11th:
Asheley at 
Into the Hall of Books

Monday, December 12th:
Tina at 
Tina’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, December 13th:
Heidi at 
YA Bibliophile

Wednesday, December 14th:
Jess at 
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Friday, December 16th:
Jen D. at 
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Saturday, December 17th:
Jamie at 
The Perpetual Page-Turner

Sunday, December 18th:
Andrea at 
The Busy Bibliophile

Monday, December 19th:
Karis at 
YA Litwit & Sarah at Workaday Reads

Tuesday, December 20th:
Katelyn at 
Katelyn’s Blog

Wednesday, December 21st:
Ruby at 
Ruby’s Reads

Thursday, December 22nd:
Jac at 
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Saturday, December 24th:
Nikki at 
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Sunday, December 25th:
Merry Christmas!

72 comments:

  1. We have many in common -- I liked that you included books you think would have been on the list -- I have some of those too. Maybe they'll be on next year's list. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  2. I have a bunch of these books but haven't read them yet :( But I do really want Ashfall!

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  3. I think my top book this year was Divergent. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I enjoyed Divergent the most and I'm dying to read The Night Circus. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite YA read this year was Across the Universe, and I really want to read Beauty Queens.

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  6. We agree on a lot of books, I see we have quite similar taste. I loved The Name of the Star and Divergent the most :)

    I'll be reading your future reviews in Google Reader, for sure. Crossed is definitely on my list to read over the Christmas break, and I can't wait to get my copy of How To Save a Life.

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  7. My favorite would be Anna and the French Kiss *swooooon*! I still have City of Fallen Angels on my TBR pile :\

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Diana M.

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  8. I already enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss so I really really want to read Lola :)

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  9. My goodness, this sounds superb! I'm terribly excited! The only one on this list I've been able to read so far was "City of Fallen Angels", and I thought it was a good next installment in its series! But I am dying to read "A Long Long Sleep", "Crossed", and "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer"!

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  10. I loved Crossed!

    I'm Christina Kit. on GFC and in the rafflecopter. It wouldn't let me use that name in the comment.

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  11. I loved Lola and the French Kiss.

    I'm Christina Kit. on GFC but the comment form won't let me use that name here - it logs me in with my account name.

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  12. I really enjoyed Anna And Lola. Not sure which one I'd pick, there are so many good choices! It would probably come down to The Night Circus or The Name of the Star.

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  13. So I fell in love with Anna Dressed in Blood, Beauty Queens, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth (whole series) this year.

    But I'd love to do Mara Dyer and Divergent...two that I've been meaning to read (like yesterday!) and still haven't gotten to. *Sigh* someday ;)

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  14. "Which of these books did you most enjoy? Which do you most want to read?"
    - Well the only book out of all that have been listed that I've read from 2011 is "Shatter Me" and that book was AMAZING! Also the book I'm dying to read is "Divergent". Everyone in the book blogging work keeps on talking about it and is very hyped up, so it's hard to ignore. Plus the premise for the story really draws me in.

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  15. My favorite book of 2011 was Uncommon Criminals hands down. I love Ally Carter and all her YA books!!!!! I really want to read Across the Universe so I hope I win so I can get the chance to read it!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. I really need to get my hands on some of these!

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  17. I agree with so many on your list! A couple where already on my TBR list and you've made me want to jump them up a little bit.

    However, the only one I can't figure out it Night Circus. I started it and couldn't finish it :/ Maybe I'll pick it back up and give it another try!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    My favourite that I read this year while not on your list was Enclave followed closely by Across the Universe!

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  19. So hard to pick, but I'd have to say Divergent. It was one that kept me up all night reading because I couldn't put it down. And then I promptly told my hubby he had to read it too. :)

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  20. So many good ones on your list that I've read too. I'd have to say my favorite was Divergent though. It kept me up all night reading. And then I made my hubby read it.

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  21. A lot of your favorites were my favorites as well including Mara Dyer, Anna and the French Kiss, Wither, Divergent, Where She Went, Name of the Star. There are two on your list that I actually own just haven't gotten a chance to read yet including Across the Universe and Shine. On that list that I want to read but don't own yet are Hourglass and Anna Dressed in Blood.

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  22. Some that I most enjoyed from the list were Divergent and Everfound. One an amazing finale, the other an incredible beginning.
    Some I really want to read are Crossed, Shine, Where She Went, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and many more:)

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway. The Night Circus has long been on my wishlist. I'd love to win a copy of it.

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  24. I am new to the YA genre and have only read Cassandra Clare on that list which I loved.

    As to which ones are on my wishlist- most of them. I would probably choose 'Anna Dressed in Blood' if I were to win.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  25. The one I most enjoyed was Divergent and the one I most want to read is The Night Circus. :)

    Thanks for this giveaway! :D
    Ambur

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  26. Awesome Giveaway!!! And I would lI've The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

    Pavan

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  27. I loved Wolfsbane, and I really want to read Where She Went. I loved If I Stay. It was so heart touching.

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  28. I have not read any of these books yet. It was a hard choice but I think I want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer the most.

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  29. I adored The Night Circus! It was one of those books that I wasn't sure about until suddenly I loved it. When it was done I wanted to cry for having to leave that world. Also, SO agree with you about Lola! I'm so in love with Cricket and Lola. I've reread parts of that one several times.

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  30. This is awesome!! :)
    I loved reading Divergent and Across the Universe. I haven't read Ashfall but would like to read it soon :) And I really loved Wither as well.

    We share a lot of favourite books!

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  31. Thanks so much for all the suggestions!! I really appreciate that you let us know when the next book in the series will be coming out- crucial info!

    Divergent was my favorite book of the year, but Crossed was a close second, along with Clockwork Prince (another awesome Cassandra Clare).

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  32. I would love to read Lola and the boy next door. And I've read the first two books in The forest of hands and teeth series and loved it! By the way thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy Holidays.

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  33. I adored Crossed and am waiting egarly to get my hands on Anna and the French Kiss, Mara Dyer, Divergent and Beauty Queens!

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  34. I think my favourite book from your list was either Beauty Queens or Where She Went - surprisingly, since I didn't like If I Stay.
    Almost all the books here that I haven't yet read are on my reading list, but I'm especially looking forward to Anna and the French Kiss and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer because of all the great things I've been hearing about them.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway :]

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  35. From your Top 25 list, I most enjoyed 'Hourglass'. 'Shine' is sitting on my shelf at home just waiting to be read (thanks to your review a while back!) Of the books I have yet to obtain, I most want to read 'Anna and the French Kiss' and 'Lola and the Boy Next Door'.

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Good luck to us all and Merry Christmas, too!

    Jenna DeTrapani
    howdymomma at yahoo dot come
    Twitter: wackymomma

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  36. all the books in your list are awesome, but I'm just dying to read Anna and the French Kiss. Lol. I just love chick lits and based on the awesome reviews, it's worth everyone's time.

    I'll also read Night Circus in the near future, I'm gonna borrow from my friend. I can't say I have a huge collection, so yeah, I'll be borrowing. hahaha.

    By the way, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  37. i really liked Anna and the French kiss and Divergent. I'm reading Hourglass now.

    jennifer k

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  38. I really enjoyed A Long, Long Sleep and it IS totally underrated. Divergent was good, but basically every other book on this list is just hanging out on my TBR :P

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  39. I want them all!!!!! eeep awesome giveaway! I loved City of Fallen Angels!!!! <3

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  40. I enjoy so much Anna and the French Kiss!! St. Clair :D and Where She Went!! The books i'm dying to read is The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and Ashfall by Mike Mullin!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  41. I most definitely agree with "Beauty Queens" on the Top 25 list. I was surprised how much I enjoyed that book and loved the diversity Bray included in it.

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  42. I have not read any of them but I really really want to read Anna
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

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  43. I really enjoyed Divergent. I can't wait to read The Night Circus! I've heard such awesome things about it!

    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book! =)
    -R.B.

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  44. I would love to read Mara Dyer or Lola!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  45. This is a FABULOUS giveaway--thank you!

    I ADORE Across The Universe, and I'm DYING to read Divergent!

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  46. I really like lola and the boy next door by Stephanie Perkins. And I really wish to read The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson. Cool giveaway, by the way.

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  47. I love Anna Dressed in Blood and have been dying to read Wither. Could you believe I have yet to find the book anywhere in my country? Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

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  48. I really love Across The Universe and I'm hoping to read Divergent soon. :)
    -Noely Jeleen Balmeo

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  49. I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door.
    I WANT to read Crossed. :)

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  50. It's really hard to choose but I really enjoyed reading DIVERGENT! A new taste for me. :)

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  51. The book I enjoyed the most, the one I was able to read, was Lola and the Boy Next Door and Anna and the French Kiss by S. Perkins. Great book! Love the characters and the plot. The book I really want to read is Crossed by A. Condie but haven't had the time to read it. The other book is Divergent by V. Roth and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, hear so much good things about the 'em.

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  52. I LOVE Divergent, the other books I haven't read, but a lot I've heard good things about!

    x Renée AKA maagtablet

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  53. I really enjoyed Divergent and Perfect! Those were my favorite on the list.

    Kara

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  54. this list is excellent and i imagine it took a great deal of time! while i agree with so many of them, i have to say my favorite this year was without a doubt The Night Circus. like you said, i realize it is technically adult fiction...i have my suspicions that it will be awarded or at least nominated for the Alex Award for its crossover appeal. it was so, so magical and i can't BELIEVE how scrumptious it was!

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  55. The Night Circus was my favorite book this year, although all of these were really spectacular. i agree with what you said about Night Circus being a largely adult fiction novel, but i suspect when the Alex Award winners/nominees are announced, we'll see it up there!

    excellent, excellent list!

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Great choice of books!

    I most want to read:
    . Shine
    . Anna and the French Kiss

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  57. I enjoyed Divergent a lot. It was really refreshing

    I'd like to read Anna and the French Kiss or Across the Universe

    =)

    regards,

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  58. I definitely enjoyed reading Anna and Lola! and City of Fallen Angels too! Divergent and Across the Universe also is a must read for me! totally love scifi and dystopian :)

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

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  59. I really want to read Across the Universe and The Night Circus and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and... well, I'd better stop or I'll just say all of them. lol I loved City of Fallen Angels and I'm about to read Divergent.

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  60. wow... hardest question EVER! I actually dont know how many books i have bought.. but maybe about 30 to 40, which is alot for me because the books in dubai are hella expensive :/ Thanks alot for the giveaway!

    Farah Majdoub
    loka.chan77(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  61. I liked "City of Fallen Angels", "Anna Dressed in Blood", and "Wolfsbane".

    I most look forward to "The Name of the Star" and "The Night Circus"!

    Veronica W.

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  62. I agree with a ton of your books! I really want to read How to Save a Life and a Long Long Sleep.

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  63. I've not read any of the books in the list. I would most like to read Anna and the French Kiss. It sounds like just the type of book I usually like to read over all my other fave genres.

    I entered in the rafflecopter form as Evangeline.

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  64. You've got some great picks! I loved the Dark and Hollow Places, Red Glove, and Divergent as well! I'm dying to read Lola and Mara :)

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  65. I've read 8 from your top 25 list & although I loved almost all of them, I guess I have to say that I loved the most Ashfall, Where Things Come Back & Everfound! I really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood & Hourglass! Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway! I've either read some of these books and loved them or they are on my TBR :) I absolutely loved Across the Universe and Divergent!

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  67. I enjoyed reading Beauty Queens! It was such a hilarious and sarcastic book, I loved it and Id love to read the unbecoming of mara dyer, the trailer for the book as well as the synopsis got me!

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  68. I'd say the one I most want to read is Anna and the French Kiss.

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  69. I really, really loved Shine. It was moody and gorgeous, an almost perfect read for me.

    I've heard so many good things about Where Things Come Back, it's definitely in my to read soon list!

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